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New Makeup Geek Brushes!

New Makeup Geek Brushes Review

Hey guys! I recently had the opportunity to try out three new brushes that Makeup Geek released not long ago and I wanted to share my thoughts on these brushes with you! There are some products that I don’t need to test long before I know if I’m going to like them or not but I like to test brushes out for quite a while to see how they perform before I come to a final conclusion on them. I’ve had these new Makeup Geek brushes for a few weeks now and have used each of them many times so I feel like I can finally give you guys a solid review. These brushes are all synthetic and cruelty free so no need to worry about our furry little friends!

Makeup Geek Chiseled Cheek Brush

First up we have the Makeup Geek Chiseled Cheek Brush! This brush is designed to help you perfectly carve out your cheek bones to add depth an definition to your face.

This brush, like all the others, is super soft and feels great on your face.

Makeup Geek Chiseled Cheek Brush Review

Here is the Makeup Geek Chiseled Cheek Brush next to a similar Sonia Kashuk brush that I don’t believe is being sold any longer. The Makeup Geek brush is far softer and glides more easily over the skin creating a perfectly smooth line while its Sonia Kashuk counterpart tends to drag a little more and can sometimes leave faint brush lines that are difficult to get rid of completely.

This brush also has a bit of extra room in the ferrule like the Makeup Geek Dual Ended Brow Brush but I honestly don’t really see it as much of an issue in this brush. I feel like the room allows the bristles to sway a little more to create a very smooth, fluid line rather than one super sharp streak down your face.

Makeup Geek Chiseled Cheek Brush Review

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Sigma Beauty Sale!

Sigma Beauty only does a 20% off sale a couple of times a year and now just so happens to be one of those times! If you need to stock up on long time favorites or just want to try something new from Sigma Beauty, now would be a good time to do it!

Sigma Memorial Day Sale

 

 

Sigma Beauty is offering 20% off sitewide for 48 hours in honor of Memorial Day. The sale begins on Sunday, May 24th at 9am CST and will end at 9am CST on Monday, May 26th.

Just use code “MEMORIAL2015” at checkout! If you want any product suggestions or have any questions for me, feel free to shoot them my way!

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Bold & Smokey Prom Tutorial using the LORAC PRO Palette 2

Hi, guys! I know prom season is coming up super soon so I wanted to make a couple of prom tutorials for you! This is my darker, smokier, more sultry look and my next tutorial will be my softer prom look so keep an eye out! I choose to use the LORAC PRO Palette 2 for this tutorial because it’s a wonderful palette and pretty popular! While I had prom in mind when creating this look, it’s still awesome for tons of other occasions, of course!

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Sigma Beauty’s April Promo Code!

Ladies and gents, it’s time again for another promo code from Sigma Beauty! For the whole month of April, you can get 10% off at Sigma Beauty using the code “GLOWGETTER”. Sigma has some fantastic makeup products (I want their Lip Switches so so SO bad) and their brushes are just hands down amazing! I’ve been using many of my Sigma brushes daily for over a year and they still look and perform just as they did when I bought them.

Sigma Beauty April Promo Code

A couple of my all time Sigma favorites are their F40 brush, E40 brush, the teeny tiny E06 & their powder blush in Heavenly. Don’t forget that Sigma also ships worldwide and offers FREE US shipping on orders over $50!

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Simple and Pretty Eyeshadow Tutorial

Tutorial time again, loves! Trying to keep a balance of video and pictorials for you guys as well as a balance between supa’ bold and supa’ wearable so today’s look is going to be a really wearable, pretty look that’s appropriate for nearly every occasion and is really easy to pull off! I’m planning on my next eyeshadow tutorial being a really colorful, bold look so if that’s more up your alley, just hang in there because the plan is in action. 😉

Step by Step Simple Eyeshadow Tutorial

Let’s begin! Eyeshadow primer is your BFF so go ahead and apply a thin layer of your favorite primer everywhere where your eyeshadow will be. My favorite eyeshadow primer is Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance.

Simple and Pretty Eyeshadow Tutorial

On to the eyeshadow! The first thing I’m going to do is take this big blending brush from Makeup Addiction and apply Makeup Geek’s Peach Smoothie (matte peach) in and above my crease, making sure the edges are nice and soft.

Simple and Pretty Eyeshadow Tutorial

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Face Routine Video!

Hey guys! It’s been way too long since I last made a video but I really want to get back on it and start making them regularly. I posted on Instagram several days ago asking for suggestions for videos and many people said they wanted to see my face routine so I delivered!

So here it is! This is the method that I use virtually every single day for my face makeup and contains several products that I’ve featured on my blog such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, MAC Warm Soul Blush as well as the Beauty Blender.

This is actually the second time that I recorded this video! The first time I spent so much time setting up, recording and even EDITING just to realize after hours of work that part of the video didn’t get recorded. Ugh. But I pushed on! haha

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this video as well as what you’d like to see from me in the future!

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Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette Tutorial

Hey guys! So I finally got around to creating a tutorial for the look I did in my Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette Review post. Today I’m running on about 2 hours of sleep and ridiculous amounts of caffeine so I consider this a pretty big accomplishment! Let’s just try to excuse any mistakes I make along the way. 😛

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette Tutorial

Before I get started with any shadow, I’m going to prime and put down a base. I’m using Too Faced’s Shadow Insurance primer and a thin layer of NYX’s White Eyeshadow Base.

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette Tutorial

The first shadow I’m going to use is Blur (light peachy tan) from the Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter stack. I’m using my Makeup Addiction blending brush to place this in and above my crease, stopping a little under my brow bone to create a very natural looking transition.

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette Tutorial

Next I’m going in with in with Sugarpill’s Buttercupcake (yellow) and that same brush and basically placing it in the same area only not taking it quite as high this time.

Sugarpill Burning Heart Palette Tutorial

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